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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.

 http://www.stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ 

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,417
Ratings:
10,390
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
24.55%
 
 
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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear bright yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of green fresh hoppy notes with light sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is dominated by floral green hoppy notes with grassy notes and residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Glad to finally try this and it is indeed very enjoyable.

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Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

huge hop and citrus nose, taste that follows the nose. this is a big hop IPA that delivers. The appearance and feel were right there as well. One of my favorites from Stone. this was Enjoy By 12/26/14.

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Photo of scootny
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an impressive brew. Golden orange liquid topped by a clean white head that is large and slow to leave. When it does it leaves quite a bit of evidence of its presence. Nose has an abundance of tropical fruits and light sweet malty goodness. The two pair to create an olfactory delight . Taste builds from there. Hops hops everywhere and just enough malt to ride. While big and pervasive they are not a grapefruit bomb. Multilayered and multifaceted they display an attention to the smallest detail. The tropical side is dominant when colder with the lovely citrus showing its yellow skinned dry and puckering edge as it warms. In all cases the abv is a "Say What?". You can pound this brew and not know it until you wake up on the floor. Feel is medium heavy with a full creamy carbonation the enhances the overall quenching quality. It just drinks like a session ale. A superb beer in all aspects. I love the attention to the hop construct that drives a brewers vision to create something like this.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. This is the Enjoy By 12.26.14.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam, leaving a nice lace on the glass. Not bad at all.

Smell: fresh, sweet, grassy, green hops; lighter than I was expecting in intensity, but the freshness is just superb.

Taste: big fresh hops really make all the difference. Lightly citrusy, grassy and just a little bit tangeriney; quite well done indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is quite a good beer. Something about the composition of the hops isn't my favorite, but the freshness and craft quality cannot be disputed. Kudos on that.

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Photo of PintOh1759
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, drink by 12/26/14 bought at Brown Jug, Anchorage, AK on 12/17/14.

Poured into a clear no marking Can glass

Look- Crystal Clear with an aggressive put it lays down a 1 finger head that dissipates after the first drink or within 2 minutes.

Smell- Fantastic!!! Fresh handful of hops all in your nose, super dank fresh smell. Some pineapple and a left nostril bite of faint fresh tobacco leaves. a teeny bite of mango at the end too.

Taste- Front of the tounge is stingy bitterness, then rocks back to let you taste the hops all the way back, some fruitiness, little vegetal. Over all a fantastic taste. Exactly what i want in a DIPA the 9.4% ABV is hidden so nicely its scary, little bit of malt on the after taste along with a rooftop bitterness that lingers after each gulp.

Feel- Feels great in the mouth, that heaviness that you want from an IPA but not even close to big beer heavy and liteness you want in a drinkable beer but not bud light light, its that perfect happy medium.

Overall- I love this beer, but i wish it had some personality in the appearance, nothing more beautiful than a hazy unfiltered IPA, this beer would be almost perfect if it came unfiltered that orangeish bronzish gold color would dazzle in my eyes.

Get ahold of this beer if you can. and buy lots of it. Luckily i got ahold of the last bottle in alaska.

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Photo of andersont6301
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly thick off white head. Light gold in color. Floral and citrus dominates the nose with great pine notes. Tastes just as good as it smells. Lots of fruity hops and pine. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs that I have tasted.

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Photo of AbiWeise
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This 3/14/15 is as good as the 2/14/15 Enjoy By IPA. At 9.2% doesn't feel heavy and overly malty at all! The citrus is still well pronounced and balanced ! Love the Enjoy Bys :) freshness is the key with these IPAs and Stone does an incredible job keeping it fresh :) cheers

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Photo of Cobrito
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Stone has its many lovers and many haters. The haters complain about Stone's hubristic promotional language, failing to realize that it is largely self-parody. The balance nazis also hate Stone's aggressively hoppy brews, even though IPAs are supposed to be hop forward by definition.

So yeah I am generally more on the Stone lover side, and the Enjoy By series is one of the main reasons why. This 12.26.14 version is one of the best:

Appearance: Very nice golden color that catches the light nicely but then is actually pretty cloudy. Gorgeous. Head very nice and a bit thicker than, say, Ruination's.

Smell: Apricot, tangerine, with slightly dank grassy mossy aromas. Palisade hops? Citra? Outstanding and half the fun of these fresh brews.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty precisely, with an unobtrusive but clearly present malt foundation. Personally I find this to be very well balanced, with just the right touch of fruity hops, skunky hops, and malts.

Feel: Drinks incredibly well and smoothly without much hint of the 9.4 ABV.

Overall: Fantastic beer, and a must try for anyone who likes hops that impart flavors like apricot, tangerine, and tropical fruits along with just a touch of vegetal dankness. Awesome.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. Bottle best consumed before Boxing Day. No obstacles there. Dark yellow amber with a finger and a half of creamy, slightly frothy off-white head. On the light side visually speaking. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, mango, passion fruit), tangerine, lemon, and peaches, with a subtle pine undercurrent. There is more pine on the palate (along with a decent blast of booze), with the nose skewing fruitier, although I am still getting copious quantities of tropical nectar and peach. Slight hint of onion. Very light malts, just a tinge of toffee. Comes off as well-attenuated, with little to conceal the generous hop bill. Somewhat woody and herbal on the back end but lacks the potent green notes one can get in less refined fresh hop ales. Less body than expected for such a "big" beer, dare I say on the light side, with just the right amount of mid-range fizz. I am temped to deem this Go To IPA's big brother, although that comparison does not quite capture the nuances. Suffice to say, this is a powerful brew yet somehow sophisticated in its lack of coarse bitter notes or green off-flavors. Nothing but tropical muskiness, citrus rind, and pleasant floral alcohols to nourish the beer geek soul.

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Photo of dd43
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rating is based on the 12-26-2014 edition, which as I understand it is surpassed by a handful of prior bottlings. That said, this is an extremely enjoyable double IPA which deserves to be consumed fresh.

Head forms at the width of a finger or two, recedes rather quickly. Citrusy and flowery aroma, candied fruit malts with some tacky pine, excellent bitter hop finish. Not incredibly complex but Stone prices this right and DIPA fans should absolutely take notice.

No gimmicks here, drink by the posted date and your taste buds will be rewarded.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 16/12/14 still 10 days until its boxing day due date

A clear golden yellow liquid, a little lighter then expected, lots of little bubbles feed a well sustained two finger foam that slowly falls coating the side of my glass with random lace

S big tropical nose on this one, pineapple, guava, mango, peaches, tangerine, lemon, and a little passion fruit, smells massive, a hint of pine, hard toffee and booze but its a total hop runaway

T more pine, lots of lemon rind and the booze comes out a little more, still very tasty stuff but it just doesn't quite keep up to what the nose was offering

M lighter side of medium, creams up nicely, bitter and gritty with just a little heat going down, pine and lemon linger

O solid DIPA start to finish but the nose was a little ahead of the other departments, booze popping up here and there is my only complaint and its a minor one

I can't complain that I bought this in Alberta but selling it here might be a slight challenge with the ten day window before its "BB" date

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Photo of DaverCS
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoy by 12-26-14 edition… Enjoyed on 12/14/14

Appearance is slightly paler than a traditional IPA. However, it is beautiful with its orange and golden hues.

Aroma was immediate right when I popped the top off. I could smell it from a solid 2 feet away! Beautiful aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Definitely grapefruit peel and some peach notes. Finishes with a mild honey or syrupy-sweet smell.

Taste is definitely hop-forward. This is an aggressively hopped beer as is traditional with Stone brews! I get so much tropical fruits and more bitter grapefruit! The oddly addictive taste is the peach and mango flavors. Very pleasant. Middle of the mouth is major hop bitterness that transitions into a moderate alcohol finish. Carbonation is moderate. Recap: major grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors, then bitterness, followed by a warming alcohol. I would highly recommend this dish with something rich. I enjoyed it with a bacon mac n cheese and it was PERFECT! Everything ended up balancing out!

Overall, this was a better version of the Enjoy by. I have had this before previously, but this batch had a much greater emphasis on the tropical fruits, which I enjoyed. The only downside is that the beer wasn’t all that balanced. It definitely hit with the hop bitterness, but it didn’t have enough malt backbone to make it more well-balanced. I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be an IPA, but it needs a tad bit more malt to up the complexity and overall balance. I would rate this a 90/100.

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Photo of Boozer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

22 Bottle of 12/26/14 in a Spiegelau IPA Glass...

Appearance: Golden with about one finger of head - aggressive pour.

Smell: BAM, right at you before I could even get my nose in the glass. Pineapple and grapefruit(?)... Some bread. Smells fresh...

Taste: You taste those fruits up front. Crisp and fresh tasting. Very enjoyable. You do not notice the alcohol at all. At 9+, that could be dangerous! I could have finished this quick, but sipped it through the first half of the 1 PM NFL games. Tasty.

Mouth feel: Slightly sticky and refreshing.

Overall: A great beer. I finished the second half of the bottle during the second half of the 1 PM games and into the 4 PM games... Definitely felt the alcohol at that point. Great beer.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy golden color with 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is quite good. Deep fresh, citrus aroma. Very appealing. Nice hop forward bitterness, piney, with a slight citrus maltiness and great fresh, bitter, resin aftertaste. Slightly soapy and astringent. Very good and fresh beer.

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Photo of SeanPaulZ
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz Bottle of Enjoy By 12.26.14. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA Glass:

Appearance: Clear golden color, a dense head with great retention

Smell: Tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple

Taste: Like most IPA's from Stone, it tastes very dank. The tropical hops come out up front which turn increasingly lemony and bitter. There is some biscuit , but the hops dominate the flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some creaminess due to the strong head retention

Overall: What I dream for in a Double IPA. The citrus comes through from the aroma all the way to the finish. i look forward to the next chapter in the enjoy by series.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Whole family swung up to Plymouth yesterday (13DEC14) to see daughter #1 and get a tree. After cutting a fresh Christmas tree for the first time, we stopped into Biedermans for lunch. I actually ordered a Stoneface IPA, but was served a Stone Enjoy By... This is the 12.26.14 version, and I believe I was (mis-) charged $4.00 for it.

My shaker pint held a slightly cloudy, bright, medium golden brew. Carbo was slow and scattered, and the head was a creamy, fluffy layer of marshmallow white foam. It lasted well, with some nice stick left on the glass. The aroma had some solid rindy hop action mixed in with some sweet, tangerine-like sweetness. Body was medium-plus, and it was quite smooth going down.

Flavor began with some fruity sweetness; a bit of tangerine and apricot hitting the palate. Then it was mostly hoppage, with some grapefruit and pineapple melding together in a rindy, piney bitter mix, which lingered quite well. Oddly, as the bier warmed it seemed to get hoppier and not more malty. Quite a pleasurable bier!! Prosit!!

4.20/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.20 | smell: 4.15 | feel: 4.25 | taste: 4.20 | drinkability: 4.20

1698

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

Stone enjoy by 12-26-2014 double ipa, growler purchased at CBX in Charleston.
A: pours a brilliant 3 finger white foam head, crystal clear golden body, some stringy lacing
S: tropical fruits, mango, candied fruits, sweet orange, light malt
M: medium creamy body, crisp slightly dry finish
T: grapefruit, orange, citrus, mango, fruity, grapefruit rind, slight pine resin, biscuit, light malt
O:fantastic brew, one of the best in the enjoy by series!

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber. Enjoy by 12/26/14 batch. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with slight haze and 1 finger of head

Smell: Fruity hops

Taste: Very pungent and can only be simply described as dank, a lot of resin and grapefruit notes with pine and citrus, and frankly hoppy as hell

Mouthfeel: Medium and just right, the dry finish just begs for another sip

Overall: A fantastic beer. I don't care what people say of the hype or marketing, I commend Stone for enjoy by and the fact that I received this beer within a week of it being bottled in San Diego and I live in Louisiana currently just makes me a happy customer. Such a great, fresh double IPA.

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Photo of M_J_Z
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

In my opinion, these never disappoint. Been drinking them regularly since 2013 and have enjoyed them each time.

Some people say that the Enjoy By series essentially is the same beer each time, and I can see that. Nevertheless, the EB beers, IMO, are among the best that Stone makes. They're very indicative of what the best/better IIPAs are/should be.

What I look for in IIPAs is flavor, aroma, hoppiness/crispness, color, balance ... you name what you're looking for, and you're likely to find it here. The EBs have it all.

Solid 4.5-star beer - thank you, Stone! Keep it up.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 12.26.14, Clear golden-amber pour with a foamy white two finger head with good retention and great lacing. Sticky, resiny hops dominate the nose along with hints of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, orange peel, and subtle green onion. The taste mirrors the nose with dank, resiny, earthy, fresh picked hops along with hints of pine, orange peel, grapefruit, tropical fruit, green onions, and just enough sweet caramel malt to keep it honest. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, subtly chewy, and extremely oily with a mouth-puckering crisp, dry, bitter finish. Overall, I've been trying to get my hands on this beer for quite a while, and it did not disappoint. Incredibly fresh and bold and every bit as good as Heady or Pliny! Highly recommended!

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Photo of HipCzech
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

Serving: 22 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass (12.26.14 release).

Appearance: Clear, bright gold. Persistent white foam with lingering lace.

Smell: Citrus, pine and some fresh onions and mustiness.

Taste: Caramel malt and slight honey sweetness with layers of hops: citrus zest, resin, herbs and savory vegetal notes. Good bitterness level.

Mouthfeel: Medium, slightly oily body.
Medium to soft carbonation.

Overall: Plenty of good hop notes with balancing malt sweetness, but some off key vegetal tones detract a bit.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz poured into Nonic pint 12-26 iteration

A: nice soapy head unbelievable clarity see the carbonation light amber color good lacing on the glass

S: very herbal on the nose a little bready

T: very herbal almost some citrus but gone with a very nice sweetness and an herbal almost spicy but not quite taste

M: has a little bit thicker mouthfeel than most IPAs it's actually quite pleasant

O: My best advice I can give on this beer is fuck the reviews and just buy it. I've had roughly 6-7 different batches of this, the first time I had it the beer was a citrus explosion juicy and delicious, the next 5 times it had an over powering onion taste that really turned me off. I had about given up on it but then I decided why not. Now it's herbally which is much more pleasant than the onion but I can't seem to get any consistency out of this beer which in my opinion makes for an average beer. However as you can see just buy the damn thing and form your own opinion on this one.

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Photo of ricp215
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoy by 12-26-14
Pours lite amber with 1" Head
Smell - Pine, Earth, Mild Citrus
Taste - Earthy, somewhat fruity IPA. In the middle on bitterness
Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. What you expect from a great IPA

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Photo of stonefan55
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%

Anytime I see an Enjoy By I grab one, amazing IPA all around, for a imperial IPA this one pours a perfect amber color amazing fresh hop bitterness that other doubles should strive for, If a pine and citrus blend of awesomeness is what your looking for pick this one up and drink it fast, If I had a choice between this beer and a Pliny the Elder its Enjoy By all the way!

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Photo of GoingPrimal
4.4/5  rDev 0%

Stone Enjoy By 12/26, picked up at Mt Airy Liquors on draft.

Pours a liquid gold, clear and crisp as an autumn day, with a finger and a halfs worth of eggshell head. Mostly tight bubbles, small bubbles rising from bottom of the glass.

Not getting much on the nose, maybe as she warms, what little I do get is pine and faint tropical fruit hoppiness.

Taste begins with this magical duet of light malt sweetness and juicy hops - as the piney hop flavors develop a sweetness settles in on the tip of the tongue, and the beer goes down the gullet finishing with a nice bitterness and alcohol burn. No yeast flavors apparent, and the malt I'm picking up is light and sweet.

Overall a damn fine IPA, very well balanced, could have had a bit more complexity with the hops with some stronger tropical or citrus flavors, but overall very solid, very drinkable. This could be my go-to IPA if it were more available.

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